Support for Employers

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Covid-19 Redundancy and Recruitment Services

If you have furloughed or made employees redundant, or are about to make redundancies (up to twenty people), please refer these individuals for direct advice and careers support to Sarah Baranyai of Futures
Email: or call Sarah Baranyai on 07570 671594

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Recruiting ex-offenders

Many employers are not aware of the benefits of hiring ex-offenders, find out more about the support on offer to businesses by clicking the link below.

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Constructing Leicester

Find out about our Constructing Leicester scheme including access to grants and more.

Employer Funding

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Kickstart placements

Leicester City Council is seeking applications from businesses based in Leicester who would like to form part of the Leicester City Council Kickstart Gateway Intermediary application.

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Apprenticeship levy Transfer Funding

We can support employers in the city to take on new apprentices and develop the skills of existing employees. We can do this by transferring a percentage of Leicester City Council's apprenticeship levy funds.

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CITB construction training grant

CITB has launched an enhanced Skills and Training Fund for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to small and medium construction businesses, and up to £25,000 for large companies.

If you are a CITB-registered employer you can apply for funding once a year.


Harborough business grant

Businesses in the Harborough district are being encouraged to apply for funding to help them take on apprentices.

Grants of up to £750 are being made available by Harborough District Council.

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Recruitment Support

If you need help to fill urgent vacancies, The Leicester Employment Hub can connect you with individuals that are immediately available.

Complete the contact form below and we’ll be in touch to discuss your requirements and business needs.

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Employers in the Motor Vehicle sector - Help to train new skilled technicians for your business

Our free tailored support:

  • Saves you valuable time and expense
  • Reduces red tape
  • Helps you hire and train staff for any type of role within your business

Guidance for employers

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Preventing discrimination

We’re committed to working with employers who have committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and ensuring that everyone who applies to work with them is not discriminated against in any way.

Find out more about how to avoid discrimination during recruitment on the website, by clicking the link below.

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Become a Disability Confident Employer

Nearly 7 million people of working age in the UK are disabled or have a health condition. Encouraging applications from disabled people is good for business. Find out how you can benefit by clicking the link below.

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Guidance for Employers with Apprentices during COVID-19

Click the link below for Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, end-point assessment organisations and external quality assurance providers.

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